No need to apologize. Tell your neurologist's about the depression side effect of that medication
As someone who was once labeled as not likely to ever reach a long-term seizure free state (and have… read more
I'm about to start taking it. It's a fairly new medication and I'd like to know more about it
I'm glad the Vimpat and Brivact are working for you @A MyEpilepsyTeam Member. They're working for me too
I was wondering when you seek a second or third opinion from a doctor do you tell ,share include all your diagnosis from previous doctors, neurologist .
Should that information be included?
would those previous diagnosis or medical opinions affect the opinion of the new doctor your seeing?
That's what my concern is really is that they will just agree with previous diagnosis.
I have a neurologist of whom I am not fond. However, she is in practice with a man I do like. Is there a gracious way to say I would prefer to see this doctor?
When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
Since having epilepsy I've only seen a few people have a sezure on TV i watch some body yesterday on TV have a sezure I thought it was upsetting to the point I cry I wouldn't like to see myself shocking what we go through and our body's bless everyone ❣️ and stay positive strong and never ashamed let s all hope for a better 2023
I just want to be seizures free for the rest of my life 😪
I am 100% positive that hormones are playing a huge factor in both the frequency and intensity of my seizures but I’m not sure where to start to address it. If anyone has any suggestions, PLEASE let me know!
I started with seizures just as I was coming out of menopause at 54. I’m going to be 64 in June. All of my family and friends as well as myself think my epilepsy was brought on by a hormonal change. I… read more
Since I was diagnosed epileptic at 15 months old (December 1979), most of my seizures are nocturnal but I also have absence, tonic clonic & generalised focal ones, so I’ve been epileptic now for 43… read more
I lost count of how many seizures I had the past weekend. My next neurologist appointment was not scheduled till January. I may have to reschedule it and reconsider the VEEG if the ward is open.
To everyone with a VNS do you believe it has helped? What is the process of receiving one like? I've done some research and it makes me nervous to consider
I am 25 years old , is scared to have children because of my disgnose , I need a little support ,
I had two girls . One was 11 6 1/2 & the other was 10 lbs 6 Oz.
The oldest is pregnant with her first child and the youngest just finished 1 year of college. Yes I was on AEDs and the only issue… read more
Since I started taking Vimpat my memory has gotten worse. It seems to have gotten worse as my dose has increased. Has anyone else had this problem? Vimpat has also raised my blood pressure
Ask your doc if vimpat messes up your memory. Our epilepsy is not remembering things. My friend who does not even have epilepsy tells me the older we get she even cannot remember stuff.